Welcome to Customs
SARS’s Customs division plays an integral role in facilitating the movement of goods and people entering or exiting the borders of the Republic.
The Excise division facilitates the levying of duties on certain locally manufactured goods as well as on their imported equivalents.
- 3 November 2014 - Merging all types of taxes
From 1 November 2014, a new merging function is available on eFiling. This function will help you easily merge all the types of taxes into one single profile for each client/entity. Read more here.
- 3 November 2014 - Calls to Customs Offices in KwaZulu-Natal and Free State region
From 1 November 2014, all telephone calls to Customs offices in the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State region will automatically be routed to the SARS Contact Centre. Read more here.
- 26 September 2014 - eFiling Credit Push option extended
The eFiling Credit Push option has been extended to Bidvest Bank and allows you to cancel a Credit Push transaction, read more.
- 8 August 2014 - New Cheque Payment Rules
The new cheque payment rules introduced in May 2014, has now been extended to Customs and Excise, read more.
- 6 August 2014 - The Payment Advice Notice (PAN)
The new Payment Advice Notice (PAN), has been extended to Customs and Excise clients who wish to make payments at banks or a via electronic funds transfer (EFT), read more.
- 28 July 2014 - Ad Hoc payment facility on eFiling is no longer available for Customs and Excise clients
Customs and Excise clients who have previously made payments on eFiling via the 'Additional Payments > Create Additional Payments' section in the left hand menu are no longer be able to do so from Saturday, 26 July 2014.
Only clients who have their own Customs/Excise reference number and their own financial accounts can make payments to SARS directly. Customs clients can now make payments via their Customs eAccount and Excise clients can use their Excise eAccount or Excise filing payment functionality on eFiling.
If a Customs client does not have their own eAccount functionality on eFiling, they can make payment via bank EFT or at a Customs/Excise branch.